Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


Wanda Slatton Ratliffe

September 20, 1941March 24, 2020

Wanda Slatton Ratliffe, 78, of Southport, North Carolina passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Wanda was born September 20, 1941 in Sale Creek, TN.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, Loather and Alma Crawley Slatton and her son-in-law, Michael Mulligan.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Larry Ratliffe, daughters Karen Ratliffe (James Burney, Jr.) and Kristen Mulligan, her son, Richard Ratliffe (Cara), her sister, Judith Ann Marler (Edwin), her grandchildren, Kyle Mulligan (Liz Beirne), Bradley Mulligan, Mary Ratliffe, Matthew Mulligan, Sophia Ratliffe, Christopher Mulligan, and James "Tripp" Burney III, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wanda's caring compassionate spirit led her to a fulfilling lifelong career as a registered nurse. She was also a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Southport.

In light of current public health concerns, the family will have a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests visiting your local American Red Cross to donate blood, consider becoming an organ donor, or making a memorial contribution to your local SPCA as these causes were important to Wanda.

Online condolences may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com for the Ratliffe family.


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Jerri Mason

March 29, 2020

Wanda was a wonderful person & RN. We worked together in cardiac at NHRMC. May she Rest In Peace. Wanda mad a difference in her life to this world. Sincerely, Jerri Mason, RN

Laura Beth Rodgers

March 26, 2020

Aunt Wanda was a wonderful woman, in every aspect of her life. She inspired me to become a registered nurse. If I am half the registered nurse that she was, I will be blessed! She loved all people and animals. Growing up, I loved to hear stories of Wanda and my Mama, Judy Slatton Marler, playing with kittens. We love you Wanda and you will be missed. We are praying for the entire family.

Laura Beth and Will Rodgers

Judith Marler

March 26, 2020

Wanda, my beloved sister and friend, I will miss you. You were the best of everything: daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and nurse. You are now in Heaven where everything is made new. Rest in peace. We love you. Judy and Edwin Marler, and Laura Beth and Will Rodgers.